I am all over the board in my political views. There are topics I am liberal on and others I am conservative, or I may be split right down the center. Then there are the topics I have such a radical view on I had to create my own name for it called “Timism.” I coined this name during a Facebook debate which sparked off after I posted a quote by Karl Marx. I was more or less called a socialist sympathizer. I tried to explain any form of government is perfect in theory; it is people who screw them up. The Timism topic I would like to discuss today is about our inability to allow natural selection to take its natural course; my solution to this problem is definitely radical. 

Natural selection is the natural process that results in the survival and reproductive success of individuals or groups best adjusted to their environment and that leads to the perpetuation of genetic qualities best suited to that particular environment. With natural selection if a species or human are unable to survive they die off. There are many countries out there who are unable to survive without other nations helping them. Even with our help these nations are still shitholes. The only thing we are doing is prolonging the inevitable, and causing future generations to suffer the same things as the prior generation. I do not know anyone who would ask or choose to live under those types of conditions.  

I am unaware of the exact amount of money we spend a year holding up third world countries. I would imagine it is in the billions upon billions. In this country we feel it is our duty to ensure the survival of nations unable to survive themselves, we essentially becomes the welfare system for countries incapable of survival on their own. This is a drain on our economy, as well as the people. The money spent paying for the life support of other countries should instead be used on and for Americans.  

I think about the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The people of America stood up and went to there aid. This is not a bad thing by any means I just find this interesting. Haiti was one of the poorest countries in the world. The people lived really shitty lives, and could not properly survive. The earthquake had to be one of the best things to happen to the survivors because it brought in a shitload of money; probably more money than that country has seen for a long time. I go back and forth on whether this is good or bad. I sometimes feel it is not our problem, and we should use that money to raise the salaries of our teachers. I then feel like it is dirty to just let them suffer. I tend to lean towards the opinion of it not being our problem. Haiti was a shithole before the earthquake, it was a shithole after the earthquake, and it will continue to be a shithole after all the aid money is gone. I feel our teachers deserve a higher salary, because this is investing in OUR future.   

I do not like the idea of people in other countries suffering from hunger disease, or genocide, but I also believe these things are of no concern of ours. I find it interesting that we will get so riled up about our welfare system or even the thought of using taxes to created universal healthcare, but we do not seem to hear people complain when our tax dollars go to supporting other countries. I wonder if people don’t say anything because they don’t want to come across as cruel. If this is the case then we are saying it is more socially acceptable to let our neighbors suffer, but not third world countries. The money used for supporting these countries has to come from somewhere (I should state I am not 100% this aid comes from our taxes.) I am not trying to be coldhearted; I just feel the money we are dumping into these countries should be used in America.       

I understand my “solution” to this issue may sound extreme, but sometimes extreme solutions are needed in order to have positive results for our society. I think we are so concerned about what other countries think about us, and we do things to show America in a brighter light. In this worry we tend to lose sight of issues on our own soil. I would be willing to guess many people think this way; they just don’t have the balls to openly say it. There is a reason the people in these countries are unable to care for themselves, and we should stop fighting the natural order of the universe. The strong survive, and the weak die off; no matter how cruel it may sound this is just how it is. In an age where we have cutting edge technologies and industry it just amazes me how there are still nations out there where people still live in straw huts, are void of sewage systems, and still lack the capacity to survive on their own.

What do you think?

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Comments
  1. ericgaudette says:

    Eye-opening, and somewhat relieving post. Though I’m sure this post will upset many people, all of those people have had these same thoughts about natural selection.

    Not that this post is perfect.

    It’s true that the most powerful countries are trying to spend a lot of money to help other, less fortunate countries with fewer resources and a less supportive government mostly because they want to look better in the eyes of other important countries.

    Oh, and that’s not even mentioning the poor people in the power powerful countries as well.

    But leaving these people on their own, without any help, to die? That’s over a billion people.

    And what are they sacrificed for?

    An increase in teacher’s salary? Sure, it’d be nice if the educators of America got better salaries, but I think, for the most part, that the teachers would rather have that money go to the people who need it.

    Your reasoning is awfully selfish, and your desires aren’t worth the sacrifices that they call for.

    • Tim Lundmark says:

      Eric,
      Welcome to the community. First I used teacher salaries as a small example. I could have gave many different areas where this money could be used to benefit the people in this country. I think if you cut the umbilical cord of foreign aid then you would see people develop faster. They would learn they need to fend for themselves and act accordingly. The strong would survive and the weak would die off. I do not think it is selfish. I would neither gain nor lose anything if this changed. The country on the other hand would gain. My fellow Americans would benefit from this. I have issues with many of America’s foreign affairs. I don’t think we should have troops stationed all over the world. I believe in fortifying our country and do what is in its best interest. This would make us a stronger country. I understand my views are radical, but somebody has to say what others are thinking.

  2. I think you believe too much of what you read in the paper! I also think your knowledge of foreign aid is superficial. Countries like the US spend minimal amounts on “propping up” third world countries. In fact, many of our policies and strategies undermine such nations and keep them from moving beyond third world status.

    As to Haiti, the sad fact is that many western nations PLEDGED huge amounts of money, but as Anderson Cooper of CNN reported recently, very little of that money has materialized. Money and resources appeared to pour in while the cameras were running, but as soon as the media left, so too did a lot of the supposed assistance.

    • Tim Lundmark says:

      Rambling,

      I can always count on you to school me in areas I fully do not understand. In many of my post I fly off the current thought in my head, and quickly type it out. Perhaps if I spent more time researching the posts would be better. I just like to fly like the breeze.

  3. johanna says:

    You know what I think? Those very people living in straw huts are probably happier than you are. Seriously.

    • Tim Lundmark says:

      Johanna,
      I am sure most are, they do not need to deal with the complex life of living. They live off what they can live off of. I hope people understand the “My Solution” stuff is meant to be extream. If I had to make the decision to exicute this one I would be 50/50 on whether I could do it or not.

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